Technology

Better Mortgage launches in Texas

Online mortgage lender adds Texas as 14th market
Consumers in the Lone Star State can now turn to online lender Better Mortgage for their mortgage needs. The company expanded its base throughout 2017, most recently expanding to Florida in August. Texas is the company’s 14th market.
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Real estate tech execs gain more traction in this year's Swanepoel Power 200

But who is #1?
"The big news is that Gary Keller is number one, and a big reason is that Keller Williams is now the largest real estate brand by sales volume, not just agent size. That's a big move," said Aman Daro Vice President, Marketing of T3 Sixty. "There was lots of other movement, including leaders of innovative tech-centric companies like Glenn Kelman at Redfin, the Compass team, Purplebricks and Opendoor." Click here to see the list.
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Suresh Srinivasan named Roofstock chief marketing officer

Real estate industry veteran will lead Roofstock’s marketing and business development team
Single-family rental online marketplace Roofstock has announced the addition of Suresh Srinivasan as chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for accelerating the growth of Roofstock’s marketplace and developing its partnership network, the company said.
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DataVerify announces verification services integration with FinLocker

4506-T and SSA-89 verifications are now available
Verification and risk mitigation services provider DataVerify has announced that it will provide 4506-T IRS tax return verification data and Social Security Administration verifications through financial data and analytics platform FinLocker.
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Indecomm Global Services revamps IncomeGenius software

Update adds new features, improves access to preliminary income calculations
An update to IncomeGenius provides all of the software’s mortgage loan cycle users with new tools to access preliminary income calculations and streamlined navigation to detailed resources, Indecomm Global Services said.
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The Money Source and Endeavor America rebrand, plan for massive growth in 2018

Fintech company launches marketing campaign to challenge industry status quo
Financial services and mortgage company The Money Source announced it has launched a new branding campaign, laying the foundation for its expansion plans for the next five years, including hiring more than 400 new employees and a total homeownership technology platform to market in early 2018.
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CitiMortgage launches single digital origination platform

Signs agreements with Digital Risk, Black Knight
Citibank announced Monday agreements with two digital technology platforms to offer its new single digital platform for its clients. The new digital capabilities will allow CitiMortgage clients to complete the full loan cycle, from research to application, processing, scheduling appraisals, handing title, to closing through one digital platform.
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2018: The year of the title company

Why real estate professionals can’t afford to continue with business as usual
The real estate industry made significant movement this year toward improved communications between all the professionals and consumers that are required for a property sale. At the core of this is a concerted effort by the title industry to apply technology to modernize and upgrade the closing process.
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